Our Roots

Rack CookerBar-B-Que Traveler Inc. started in 1982, our original cooker which was named Big Bertha is still our biggest machine. Since our beginning we have added five machines and yes they all have silly nick names. Such as: Little LuLu, Gravel Gertie, Indiana Jones, Blazin Billy, and Super Duper.

Bill W Sr. & Don Holt started Bar-B-Que Traveler in 1982. They started with one cooker (they named Big Bertha). 3 years later they addded a second machine "Lil-LuLu" and second truck to handle the increase in business.

The business continued to grow throughout the years to the point that Bill Sr. retired from his regular job at Uniroyal and began spending all his time with Bar-B-Que Traveler. After that the business grew to the point that Bill purchased a 5 acre farm in LaCarne, Ohio & built the building that we are in now. Bill Jr. & his family worked many hours especially during the summer months with Bar-B-Que Traveler. In 2001 Duepree "Super Dueper" and LuAnne Pitts (daughter of Bill Sr.) moved to Ohio to work in the family business. Before the move they and their three children had been spending their vacations here helping out with busy BBQ weekends and enjoying alot of what this beautiful area has to offer. Bill Sr's granddaughter Beth Whitfield is soon to be owner as 3rd generation and is eager to bbq for all events with old family traditions and new ideas for Bar-B-Que Travelers future.

All of our machines have names — Big Bertha, "Lil" LuLu, Gravel Gertie, Blazin' Billy, Super Dueper & Indiana Jones.